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Just for fun, let's try Pick 3 meets Sudoku

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Posted: October 25, 2006, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

Since I've been tracking several pick 3 selection methods for over 100 days and the results are, well, not so hot, to be polite, let's try something.

For those of you familiar with the game sudoku you know that it's a logic drill that just happens to use numbers (and no, I'm not trying to apply logic to lotto).

The format is a 3 X 3 grid inside a much larger 3 X 3 grid but we'll just be concerned with using one grid. The idea of the game is a number can't be repeated once used.

I'll take my states last three evening pick 3's-

907 808 517.

Put them ina sudoku grid (just like tic tac toe)

9  0  7

8  0  8

5  1  7

The most recent is 907. From what I've seen tracking so far, about 70% of the time one of the numbers from the previous night's draw repeats, so arbitrarily pick 9, 0, or 7. Let's use 9.

Going by the ruls of sudoku that a number can only be used once, eliminate what's left in the grid after you've chosen a number ( 9 this time)...that gives you 0, 1, 5, 7, and 8.

Now, keeping the number from last night you picked, 9, in  mind, and the numbers you've just eliminated, that leaves 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Combine the 2, 3, 4, and 6 with the 9 and pick your numbers from there, create a wheel, or even use them in a new grid

9  2  3

4  6  6

4  3  2  

(across the top horizontially, when you get to 6, start with the 6 and go backwards to complete the grid).

Then look at the grid and do the "British Union Jack" method to line across it and pick the numbers.  

So you'd have

962, 364, 466, 263 (Union Jack) and if you want to include the "vees", 963, 426, 964, and 362.

 Just a thought. 

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    Posted: October 25, 2006, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

    Awesome,CoinToss! I've been working on something very similiar. Going to run this over with a fine tooth comb! I got stuck with mine but glad to see you got a further then me on this. Great work!

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      10/25 Evening:

      016 032 093 109 120 125 142 159 234 260 265 281

      307 346 357 394 417 419 423 516 532 593 670 675

      678 682 728 743 789 867 871 891 906 934 956 968

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        Posted: October 25, 2006, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        I've something like that before Coin Toss.

        Instead I looked for a number that went from top left ,to bottom right ( say the draw was 587) and used the results from the sudoku box with those numbers

        Say  561

              489

               327

        587 goes from left to right so I thought maybe some good picks would be

        561 489 327 534 682 197 and 183.  Didnt work too well here in VA.

         

         Good Luck,

        Blackie.                           

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          Posted: October 25, 2006, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

          10/25 Evening:

          016 032 093 109 120 125 142 159 234 260 265 281

          307 346 357 394 417 419 423 516 532 593 670 675

          678 682 728 743 789 867 871 891 906 934 956 968

          102 Boxed!

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            Posted: October 25, 2006, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats Raven

             

             Good Luck,

            Blackie.                           

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              Posted: October 26, 2006, 12:31 am - IP Logged

               Good call Raven....

               Thanks Blackie, lottolaughs

               I don't know the mathematical formulas for stuff like how many 3 digit combinations you can make out of 6 or 7 numbers, I do this stuff 'longhand' so to speak.

              Playing with this I think you could od it like this, too....

              everything in the OP so far, with sudoku grids / rules....

              and tonight was 102, the previous two nights were 907 and 808.

              So we have 0, 1, 2, 7 and 8

              We don't have 3, 4, 5, 6.

              Since we're looking for one of last night's numbers to repeat, what if we take last night's numbers, one by one, and combine the number we pick (one at a time) with the numbers that haven't shown, in this case the 3, 4, 5, and 6.

              So the latest drawing was 102

              give us

              134

              135

              136  

              Now use 0

              034

              035 

              036

              Now use 2

              234

              235

              236

               I'm sure there's combinaztions that were left out of that but I'm trying to keep these low in quantity. 

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                Posted: October 26, 2006, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                Sudoku Widget

                Sudoku Widget

                 I needed a visual of this game .....  Hmmmm ... looks fun...but it looks dangerous too.

                Funny, I just saw one of these at WAL-Mart yesterday.

                Numbers freaks like us could get into real trouble with something like this. LOL  

                 

                 

                The only real failure .....is the failure to try.                               

                                              Luck is a very rare thing....... Odds not so much. 

                                              Odds never change .....but probability does. 

                                                                                                       Win d    

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                  Posted: October 26, 2006, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                  WinD

                  It is extremely addictive. My wife started out with a mini- Sudoku for Dummies book and got hooked. 

                  When she works crosswaords she carries on conversations at the same time - not with Sudoku. Takes a lot of concentration.

                  (Unknown to her, I bought her the book thinking that if you see the same 3-digit number repeated in any given puzzle, that might be a good pick 3 for that day).

                   Wink

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                    WinD

                    It is extremely addictive. My wife started out with a mini- Sudoku for Dummies book and got hooked. 

                    When she works crosswaords she carries on conversations at the same time - not with Sudoku. Takes a lot of concentration.

                    (Unknown to her, I bought her the book thinking that if you see the same 3-digit number repeated in any given puzzle, that might be a good pick 3 for that day).

                     Wink

                    If she uses a Computer you might want to download one of the Freeware Sudoku Games for her. If she doesn't use a Computer, when she finishes the book you can go to one of the websites that publishes a Sudoku Game on Daily Basis and print out additional Sudoku Puzzles for her to Solve.

                    PS: Thanks for the Congrats Coin Toss: The combinations were selected with the Sudoku Lottery System.

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                      Posted: October 26, 2006, 6:18 pm - IP Logged


                      Thanks Raven62.

                      I can see Win Track or Steve Player charging a couple of hundred for this and all we had to do was read it here.

                      Wink

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                        Thanks Raven62.

                        I can see Win Track or Steve Player charging a couple of hundred for this and all we had to do was read it here.

                        Wink

                        That's good old American Free Enterprise for you! Big Grin

                        Numbers for 10/26 Evening:

                        074 092 096 120 125 174 183 216 268 274

                        319 341 347 408 410 415 458 493 574 592

                        596 627 647 681 702 739 752 786 832 863

                        869 901 920 925 938 951

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                          That's good old American Free Enterprise for you! Big Grin

                          Numbers for 10/26 Evening:

                          074 092 096 120 125 174 183 216 268 274

                          319 341 347 408 410 415 458 493 574 592

                          596 627 647 681 702 739 752 786 832 863

                          869 901 920 925 938 951

                          10/ 26 Illinois Evening

                          140 

                          Another good call Raven62! 

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                            Raven

                             With that Sudoku solver you posted I'm seeing 27 combinations, above you're showing 30, or am I reading something wrong?

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                              Raven

                               With that Sudoku solver you posted I'm seeing 27 combinations, above you're showing 30, or am I reading something wrong?

                              Sudoku is based on Digits 1-9, so you take the 9 combinations with 5 in them and replace the
                              5 with its mirror.

                              Example: 415 = 410